|Tan Le: My immigration story - TED.com|
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
|Joshua Prager: In search of the man who broke my neck - TED.com|
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerizing tale of their meeting, Prager probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and destiny.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; anthropology; disability; storytelling; writing; TED2013; 2013
|Jok Church: A circle of caring - TED.com|
In this 3-minute talk, cartoonist and educator Jok Church tells a moving story of the teacher who cared for him when no one else did -- and how he returned the favor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; education; love; storytelling; 2007
|Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person - TED.com|
Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; storytelling; TEDxKC; 2012
|Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire - TED.com|
Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; magic; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Bruce Feiler: The council of dads - TED.com|
Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; cancer; community; culture; storytelling; 2010
|Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper - TED.com|
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; storytelling; 2011
|Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club - TED.com|
In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; history; science; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories - TED.com|
Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; memory; storytelling; 2005
|Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman - TED.com|
What's it like to be pals with a genius? Onstage at TEDxCaltech, physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and ... less so.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxCaltech; TED; Talks; culture; history; physics; science; storytelling; 2010
|Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla - TED.com|
Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla -- called “the greatest geek who ever lived” -- from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; science; storytelling; technology; TED2012; 2012
|Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... - TED.com|
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; entertainment; performance; poetry; storytelling; 2011
|Sophie Hunger plays songs of secrets, city lights - TED.com|
This haunting, intimate performance by European singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger features songs from her breakout debut "Monday's Ghost" and the just-released album "1983."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; music; performance; poetry; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed - TED.com|
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; storytelling; transportation; 2011
|Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test - TED.com|
Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; mind; prison; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Murray Gell-Mann on beauty and truth in physics - TED.com|
Armed with a sense of humor and laypeople's terms, Nobel winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge on TEDsters about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; physics; science; storytelling; technology; 2007
|Rives remixes TED2006 - TED.com|
Rives recaps the most memorable moments of TED2006 in the free-spirited rhyming verse of a fantastical mockingbird lullaby.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; memory; performance; poetry; short talk; spoken word; storytelling; 2006
|Chris Abani on the stories of Africa - TED.com|
In this deeply personal talk, Nigerian writer Chris Abani says that “what we know about how to be who we are” comes from stories. He searches for the heart of Africa through its poems and narrative, including his own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; global issues; literature; poetry; politics; storytelling; 2007
|Shimon Schocken's rides of hope - TED.com|
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; children; education; leadership; personal growth; sports; storytelling; 2010
|Raghava KK: What’s your 200-year plan? - TED.com|
You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; entertainment; life; social media; storytelling; technology; tedx; web; TEDxSummit; 2012
|David Hoffman on losing everything - TED.com|
Nine days before TED2008, filmmaker David Hoffman lost almost everything he owned in a fire that destroyed his home, office and 30 years of passionate collecting. He looks back at a life that's been wiped clean in an instant -- and looks forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; culture; film; library; personal growth; short talk; storytelling; 2008
|Ramona Pierson: An unexpected place of healing - TED.com|
When Ramona Pierson was 22, she was hit by a drunk driver and spent 18 months in a coma. At TEDxDU she tells the remarkable story of her recovery -- drawing on the collective skills and wisdom of a senior citizens' home.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDU 2011; TED; Talks; aging; culture; education; health care; medicine; self; storytelling; 2011
|C.K. Williams' poetry of youth and age - TED.com|
Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; literature; poetry; society; storytelling; 2001
|Raul Midon plays "Peace on Earth" - TED.com|
Guitarist and singer Raul Midon plays "Everybody" and "Peace on Earth" during his 2007 set at TED.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; guitar; music; peace; singer; storytelling; 2007
|Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life - TED.com|
Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; education; entertainment; library; literature; race; storytelling; TED2007; 2007
|David Holt plays mountain music - TED.com|
Folk musician and storyteller David Holt plays the banjo and shares photographs and old wisdom from the Appalachian Mountains. He also demonstrates some unusual instruments like the mouth bow -- and a surprising electric drum kit he calls "thunderwear."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; invention; music; storytelling; TED2004; 2004
|Amy Tan on creativity - TED.com|
Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; storytelling; writing; TED2008; 2008
|Deborah Scranton on her "War Tapes" - TED.com|
Filmmaker Deborah Scranton talks about and shows clips from her documentary The War Tapes, which puts cameras in the hands of soldiers fighting in Iraq.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; entertainment; film; global issues; storytelling; technology; war; 2007
|Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos - TED.com|
In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; culture; disaster relief; memory; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Rives tells a story of mixed emoticons - TED.com|
Rives tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet ;)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; humor; love; media; poetry; storytelling; 2008
|Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now" - TED.com|
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; culture; entertainment; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film - TED.com|
Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; children; culture; education; film; storytelling; youth; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|Frank Warren: Half a million secrets - TED.com|
"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; memory; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|J.J. Abrams' mystery box - TED.com|
J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery –- a passion that’s evident in his films and TV shows, including Cloverfield, Lost and Alias -- back to its magical beginnings.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; entertainment; film; humor; storytelling; technology; 2007
|Philippe Starck thinks deep on design - TED.com|
Designer Philippe Starck -- with no pretty slides to show -- spends 18 minutes reaching for the very roots of the question "Why design?" Listen carefully for one perfect mantra for all of us, genius or not.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; design; humanity; humor; philosophy; storytelling; 2007
|Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling - TED.com|
iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPa
Keywords: TEDTalks; Full Spectrum Auditions; TED; Talks; creativity; design; entertainment; storytelling; technology; 2011
|Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men - TED.com|
Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRC2; TED; Talks; disability; global issues; poverty; prosthetics; storytelling; war; work; 2011
|Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story - TED.com|
Ryan Lobo has traveled the world, taking photographs that tell stories of unusual human lives. In this haunting talk, he reframes controversial subjects with empathy, so that we see the pain of a Liberian war criminal, the quiet strength of UN women peacekeepers and the perseverance of Delhi's underappreciated firefighters.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; art; humanity; photography; storytelling; third world; war; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors - TED.com|
Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to help people who reclaim their life after escaping death. Resources: http://t.co/wsNrY9C
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; communication; culture; depression; mental health; storytelling; 2011
|Seth Godin on standing out - TED.com|
In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; business; choice; culture; marketing; shopping; storytelling; 2003
|Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce - TED.com|
Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; business; choice; culture; economics; food; marketing; media; shopping; storytelling; 2004
|Jonathan Harris collects stories - TED.com|
At the EG conference in December 2007, artist Jonathan Harris discusses his latest projects, which involve collecting stories: his own, strangers', and stories collected from the Internet, including his amazing "We Feel Fine."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; entertainment; global issues; happiness; software; storytelling; web; TED2007; 2007
|Frans Lanting's lyrical nature photos - TED.com|
In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity. Soundtrack by Philip Glass.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; animals; art; arts; design; evolution; fish; nature; photography; storytelling; 2005
|Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction - TED.com|
In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; literature; social media; storytelling; technology; writing; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Doris Kearns Goodwin on learning from past presidents - TED.com|
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared love of baseball.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; entertainment; history; politics; sports; storytelling; 2008
|Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art - TED.com|
Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, he shows his charming, thoughtful work -- which appears to preserve the people in his life in jars, suitcases, blenders ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; design; history; memory; storytelling; video; TED2012; 2012
|Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance - TED.com|
Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; dance; music; performance; personal growth; storytelling; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy - TED.com|
James Cameron's big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films create unreal worlds all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic -- from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving -- and how it ultimately drove the success of his blockbuster hits "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Titanic" and "Avatar."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; film; nature; oceans; storytelling; technology; writing; TED2010; 2010
|David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates - TED.com|
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; death; global issues; law; politics; prison; storytelling; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers - TED.com|
Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; mental health; storytelling; TED@London; 2012